Bachelor of Arts

DM473 Emergency Work in Conflict Situations 3 credits

This survey course will highlight the issues surrounding conflicts in the world. The class will talk about conflicts on all levels, from interpersonal conflicts to state conflicts. Special attention will be paid to the different situations that disasters cause (war, disasters, starvation, etc.) and how those in the disaster field might intervene.

Prerequisite:
DM102 Introduction to Disaster Management and Relief

DM114 Disasters at the Hands of Man 3 credits

This course is designed to teach the students about the causes and consequences of man-made disasters. A large majority of the disaster situations are the result of mankind.  In addition to this, a large portion of the human casualties resulting from disaster situations are also a result of man.  Because of these facts time will be spent learning, and understanding these issues.  A well-educated and trained individual with knowledge and skills for managing such occurrences will be a better asset in the field and can help lessen their impact on society. 

Prerequisite:
DM102 Introduction to Disaster Management and Relief

DM201 Issues in Disaster Management 3 credits

This course will address the issues that are at the forefront in the Disaster Management field. The course will be set up around a single issue or a small set of similar issues and the class will focus on these areas. The course can be taken multiple times since it will be different issues and assignments each time it is offered.

Prerequisite:
DM102 Introduction to Disaster Management and Relief

DM102 Introduction to Disaster Management and Relief 3 credits

This course introduces and explores the field of disaster management. It provides background for dealing with disasters, victimization, and economic losses from disasters in organized ways. It examines how organizations serve communities and individuals from a service perspective.

DM328 Hazardous Materials Emergency Response 3 credits

The Disaster Management Experience is designed for students to actually enter the disaster field. The experience requires students to interact with various leaders in the field and discuss how emergency management theory and practice coincide. Students will be required to participate in one of the Disaster Management Experiences during their time at OCU. These generally occur multiple times per year. The student must complete this pass/fail requirement.

DM331 Terrorism & Emergency Management 3 credits

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the definition, origins, and development of terror as a means of influencing public policy decisions and in fostering transitions in public power to promote group goals. Special attention will be given to the issues caused by terrorist acts.

Prerequisite:
DM102 Introduction to Disaster Management and Relief

DM313 Trauma: Understanding & Intervening 3 credits

The issue of trauma is something that any good disaster worker needs to understand and know how to identify. This class will focus on the trauma that is experienced by those directly affected by the traumatic experience as well as those there to deliver aid.

Prerequisite:
DM102 Introduction to Disaster Management and Relief

DM200 Disaster Management Experience 0 credits

The Disaster Management Experience is designed for students to actually enter the disaster field. The experience requires students to interact with various leaders in the field and discuss how emergency management theory and practice coincide. Students will be required to participate in one of the Disaster Management Experiences during their time at OCU. These generally occur multiple times per year. The student must complete this pass/fail requirement.